Date: 10th October 2010 at 3:00pm
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1. El-Hadji Diouf – The Senegal striker cost £10m. Despite being named African player of the year twice in a row and starring at the World Cup in 2002 with Senegal, Diouf failed to live up to expectations while on Merseyside. Despite scoring twice on his debut at Southampton, Diouf only scored six goals in the entire season and was hastily moved from his favoured striking position to the right wing. The Senegalese went fourteen months without scoring a goal for Liverpool and was sent out on loan to Bolton by Rafa Benitez.

2. Robbie Keane – Cost a hefty sum in the summer of 2008 but he was sold back to Tottenham Hotspur in the space of six months. Rafa Benitez also intended to buy Gareth Barry during the same summer and felt that if Keane was to play, he needed somebody like Barry in the team as well so the Reds could play 4-4-2. When he only got one of his two targets, Benitez felt he couldn’t play Keane in the 4-5-1 formation necessitated by the absence of Barry.——-

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3. Fernando Morientes – Had an excellent spell on loan at Monaco from Real Madrid, helping the French club to the Champions League final. It was with great optimism then that the Spanish striker was brought to the Premier League. His lack of pace meant he never really got to grips with English football and he was sold to Valencia a season after he was bought. He retired at the end of last season after struggling to overcome injury at Marseille. ——-
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4. Christian Ziege – Tapping up allegations and a dispute with Middlesbrough over his fee, meant the German international’s move to Anfield got off to an inauspicious start. He struggled for form, while dealing with a recurring knee injury, as well having to fight off competition from the young Jamie Carragher. He was sold to Tottenham after making just 16 league appearances on Merseyside. Now manages Arminia Bielefeld in Germany.——-
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5. Alberto Aquilani – Bought by Rafa Benitez as a replacement for Xabi Alonso, Aqua arrived at Anfield with a serious ankle injury. It took longer for him to recover than expected and he only got a look in for the first team by the end of last season. New manager Roy Hodgson decided it would be best for him to go out on loan and get more first team football, and he is on a season long loan with Juventus in view to a permanent move.——-
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